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Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases remain at record highs and deaths are also rising. The Florida Department of Health reported more than 11,000 new cases Monday as the seven-day average for the state is about 15,000 per day. That is about 40% higher that the previous peak of 11,000 reached in July. There were more than 7,600 people hospitalized in Florida with COVID-19 on Monday morning, a jump of about 150 from Sunday. The state has reported approximately 140 coronavirus deaths per day over the last week. The weekly average peaked at 183 per day in August, but had fallen to 40 in November.  

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